National Jeweler Network



Conference to explore jewelry history, techniques

The history, science and artistry of fine jewelry will be explored at the Northwest Jewelry Conference in August, with jewelry historians and industry professionals holding presentations and seminars. 


The top 10 mistakes made in displaying merchandise

Jewelers tend to stick with the basics when it comes to their showcases and lose sales because of it, says consultant Larry Johnson. In a seminar held Wednesday at Conclave, he addressed the top 10 display mistakes and how retailers can avoid them. 


From Conclave: Five tips on closing the sale

In his presentation at AGS Conclave Wednesday, Shane Decker armed the crowd with knowledge about the different types of salespeople and closes, and how to handle customers’ objections when trying to close a sale. 


Dates set for invite-only Prime show

The Prime Jewelry Group will host an invitation-only buying event in Miami this summer, bringing together high-end independent retailers with manufacturers. 


Tech bytes: Companies focus on revamping sites

A slew of new websites for companies including the International Gemological Institute, Mastoloni and Frederic Duclos are among the recent web developments in the industry. 


JFC’s ‘Rings’ event adds number of sponsors

Jewelers for Children announced that a number of big industry players have signed on to be sponsors for its 2014 Rings of Strength event in Las Vegas. 


In NYC, designer Ross shares secrets to success

Engaging in social media, participating in trade shows and developing a consistent campaign are among the factors designer Kara Ross attributes to her success. 


US Antique Shows partnering with Polygon

Online trading platform Polygon will sponsor and have a presence at multiple U.S. Antique Shows this year and in 2015, giving attendees tours of the website and explaining membership opportunities. 


Saul Gottlieb, of Gottlieb & Sons, dies at 88

Saul Gottlieb, a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States in 1948 and started his own diamond company, has died at the age of 88.